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15 Pregnancy Week

Week 15 of Pregnancy: A Time of Rapid Growth and Development

At 15 weeks pregnant, you are officially in the second trimester of your pregnancy. This is a time of rapid growth and development for your baby, and you may start to feel more energetic and less nauseous.

Your Baby’s Development

Your baby is now about the size of a navel orange, and weighs about 2.5 ounces. Their body is starting to take on a more human shape, and their facial features are becoming more defined. Their eyes are now open, and they can start to see light.

Your baby’s lungs are also starting to develop, and they are starting to practice breathing. They are also starting to move around more, and you may be able to feel their kicks or flutters.

Your Body’s Changes

Your uterus is now about the size of a grapefruit, and it is starting to push up on your abdomen. You may start to show a baby bump, and your clothes may start to feel tighter.

Your breasts are also continuing to grow, and you may start to produce colostrum, a thin, yellowish fluid that is the precursor to breast milk.

You may also experience some other physical changes during week 15, such as:

  • Increased urination
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Back pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Varicose veins
  • Hemorrhoids

Common Symptoms

The most common symptoms of pregnancy at 15 weeks include:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood swings
  • Food cravings
  • Food aversions
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

What to Expect at Your Prenatal Appointment

At your 15-week prenatal appointment, your doctor will check your weight, blood pressure, and urine. They will also measure your abdomen to track the growth of your uterus.

Your doctor may also order some blood tests to check your blood sugar levels and your iron levels. They may also perform an ultrasound to check on the development of your baby.

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Here are some tips for a healthy pregnancy at 15 weeks:

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Take a prenatal vitamin.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Manage stress.
  • See your doctor for regular prenatal appointments.

When to Call Your Doctor

Call your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache that does not go away
  • Blurred vision
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Difficulty breathing


Week 15 of pregnancy is a time of rapid growth and development for your baby. You may start to feel more energetic and less nauseous, and you may start to show a baby bump. Be sure to eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise, and take a prenatal vitamin to support your pregnancy.

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